Untrained Elephants: GOP race beomes circus show


“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.”

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote those words in 1954, he spoke as a committed bastion of the Republican party.  This was a man, conservative through and through, speaking on policies he considered to be absurd in the highest degree.

Yet if you now fast forward a few decades to the present day, you’ll see that there is not just a splinter group, but indeed an entire party advocating these very…

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